The 20-year-old has spent the last two seasons out on loan, first at Tranmere Rovers and then at Coventry City in 2014-15 where he picked up the Young Player of the Year award having made 25 appearances for the League One club.
“I'm excited to have the opportunity to fulfil my ambition of playing in the first team,” the Warrington-born defender told evertontv. “It's obviously a great achievement for myself and my family and I'm really happy to be signing for another three years here.
“Whether I go out on loan again or if I stay around here now, I'm looking to improve and impress.”
Pennington's deal comes a day after Academy duo Callum Connolly and Josef Yarney became the latest Everton youngsters to sign their first professional contracts with the club.
The two defenders, both 17, agreed two-year deals that will run until the end of the 2016-17 season.
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1 Posted 07/07/2015 at 17:31:02
He can play right back and centre half so his versatility will be an asset to him and the club, and I'm sure he will not let anyone down.
Best of luck, Matthew.
2 Posted 07/07/2015 at 18:05:06
3 Posted 07/07/2015 at 18:51:51
4 Posted 07/07/2015 at 20:43:53
5 Posted 08/07/2015 at 09:29:22
I think he'll sign one centre back but I'm guessing he might leave it at that.
6 Posted 08/07/2015 at 13:13:17
8 Posted 09/07/2015 at 03:03:52
Roberto likes his centre halves to be comfortable on the ball and Distin, Alcaraz, plus a long list of older players at Wigan (Scharner and Gary Caldwell to name but a few) have proven he can't teach an old dog new tricks.
Let's wait and see.
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